History of Dream Research: Categorizations and Empirical Findings

  • Giorgia Morgese
  • Giovanni Pietro Lombardo
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology book series (PSHST)


This chapter presents empirical research using the historiometric method to isolate the specific categories and periodization of studies on dreams and dreaming from the late nineteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century. The methodology adopted combines deductive logic in the construction of a historiographical hypothesis with inductive reasoning, thereby arriving at a correct procedure to interpret the empirical data.

The aim of this study is to highlight the attention of general psychology to dream reality and the important role of a psychological model as the main research approach in this field.


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